Archives: February 2012
I’ve a SSIS package. When it fails execution, I want to write a custom message including the package name and error description to a text file.
One way to accomplish this is to declare a variable, populate it with the message you want, and write it’s value to… Read more
No matter how simple it is, new things come with some confusion; at least until you get used to it. Analysis Services 2012 Tabular is no different. This post will look at steps to create your first Tabular project.
Let’s start with firing up SQL Server Data Tools located under… Read more
I recently had a scary conversation with a user, which can be broken down to:
User: Why would the data have customers with a birth date of MM/DD/2020?
Me: What are you talking about? Lemme take a look.
Me again, this time with a changed voice: Umm,… Read more
Earlier, i discussed FIRST_VALUE() function. FIRST_VALUE() returns the first value from an ordered set of records. Similarly LAST_VALUE() returns the last value for an ordered result set, but you are in for a bit of a surprise if you aren’t familiar with the enhancements to the SQL windows functions. Read more